3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2010 6:05 PM by Globaltech

    What exactly is Nook Kids on the technical side?

      I'm trying to understand the Nook Kids books, there's not a lot of information out there. The Nook Color has this new feature, support for kids books that are mostly pictures. That means that it is likely not .epub based. However, from some screenshots and demo videos I have seen, it appears that Nook Kids books are a part of the normal "library" of books on your virtual shelf, implying that they are .epub formatted and not individual Android apps.

       

      I have scoured the web and can't find an answer. Please chime in if you have any details.

       

      At the core of my question is that I am trying to understand what is used to create a Nook Kids book.   

       

       

      What is the format that the Nook Kids books use?

      Is it epub?

      Are Nook Kids books submitted through Pubit or through the Nook developer program?

      There is a Nook for PC reader, as well as a Nook iphone app. Do Nook Kids books function on all of those Nook readers?

      If most Nook Kids books are picture and text books, how are different sized screens handled?

       

       

      Thanks

        • How do I publish a Nook children's book?

          What is the format that the Nook Kids books use?

          Is it epub?

          Are Nook Kids books submitted through Pubit or through the Nook developer program?

          There is a Nook for PC reader, as well as a Nook iphone app. Do Nook Kids books function on all of those Nook readers?

          If most Nook Kids books are picture and text books, how are different sized screens handled?

           

           

          Thanks

            • Re: How do I publish a Nook children's book?

              Sign up for the SDK.  It's free, answer all questions on the sign up page even if they don't apply or you don't know what they mean.  Just fill something in.

               

              The ActiveTouch is part of the SDK which hasn't been released to the public yet.

               

              I presume there will be some option to pubit! ActiveTouch books and the real documentation should be in that SDK that should cover topics like the different formats.

               

               

            • Re: What exactly is Nook Kids on the technical side?

              Nookkids books, that have the enhanced sounds and the custom read-to-me (pre-recorded like a mp3 and not text to speech) all fall under the ActiveTouch technology which is a part of the SDK.

               

              It's one small feature of the SDK itself.  Even though I've signed up, the SDK hasn't been released for the masses.  Once you sign up, they will email you when it's released. 

               

              The active-touch was probably the one feature that really was completed first and that professional publishing houses have had access to for some time.

               

              As to your other questions, I'm baffled as well.

               

              I would presume there would be a Pubit! option for these ActiveTouch books as well, but also like you, have found extremely little useful information.

               

              On the SDK signup page, there is a link to learn more or something like that where you can download an interesting, but not very detailed, pdf of the SDK program.